Update on the serious house fire in Beacon Heath, Exeter where the 89yr old occupant is sadly still missing

    Extensive fire damage has been caused to the property and the building remains unsafe. The 89-year -old resident is still unaccounted for and in order to locate her, the house will be demolished in a systematic and controlled way over the next few days, with consideration to the family, the local residents and the safety of all.

    Update on the serious house fire in Beacon Heath, Exeter

    Extensive fire damage has been caused to the property and the building remains unsafe.
    The 89-year -old resident is still unaccounted for and in order to locate her, the house will be demolished in a systematic and controlled way over the next few days, with consideration to the family, the local residents and the safety of all.

    Detective Inspector Vicky Goff said: "In the early hours of Monday 5 April, firefighters from the Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service and officers from the Devon and Cornwall Police attended the scene of a fire at an address in Beacon Heath, Exeter.
    Extensive fire damage has been caused to the property and the building assessed as unsafe to enter at this time.
    A police cordon remains in place and this tragic incident appears to be accidental and no-one else is sought in connection with it.

    They are working with neighbours and the local community to minimise impact to them and the family is being supported by police and our thoughts are with them at this time.

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